Hardy Crinums

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 09:16:43 PDT
Dear Friends,
	With all discussion of the three hardiest Crinum -

		C. x powellii,

		C. bulbispermum

		C. variable

	...and the many seeds and bulbs distributed on the BX,  I 
wonder how anyone in Zone 6 can possibly not have noticed this info 

	We have had positive reports of at least 2 of these  Crinum 
in all parts of the US from the NE and NW to the middle/upper 
midwest.  Mine regularly experience below 0 F temps and lower and 
come through shining.  Jim S. does, too. Mid west winters (and 
summers) are far harsher than those in the NE and NW.

	Everyone with the slimmest of chances or guesses about 
hardiness really NEEDS to grow these wonderful bulbs.

	Even now with weeks of drought and 90 degree temps, a late 
scape of C. 'Super Ellen' is dazzling in bloom.

	Nothing like them. 		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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